ACOSS Urges Senators to Pass Stimulus Package Today

The Australian Council of Social Service urges the Senate to allow urgent passage of the Rudd Government’s $42 billion economic stimulus package and enable funding to flow to infrastructure projects.

“The economic stimulus package will make a big difference in the lives of disadvantaged Australians and create tens of thousands of jobs,” said Clare Martin, CEO, ACOSS.

“ACOSS wants to see work start on infrastructure projects in schools, housing and funding for energy efficiency projects as soon as possible.”

“The construction of 20,000 new social housing dwellings is a welcome result which will mean more low income families will have a secure place to call home. The sooner work is started on these infrastructure projects the closer we are to creating jobs and ensuring long term economic growth.”

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